Issue 25 • June 2014

Kid’s Play

 What can motivate kids to leave behind technology and video games and become more physically active? How about signing them up for not one but three sports – Kids Triathlon! Local brothers, Steven Cartwright, who just turned 10, and Philip Cartwright, 6, compete in kids triathlons throughout Florida. This year …

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Corporate WellnessIssue 24 • May 2014

It’s About Progress Not Perfection

Experienced athletes know to warm up and stretch prior to starting their daily workout. Unison Industries also understands the value of stretching before employees start a shift that requires fine motor skills. That’s why they conduct stretch classes specifically designed for production workers who use the same muscles throughout the …

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Issue 24 • May 2014Local Inspiration

I am an Athlete

Weight loss journeys may take people to places they never expect. Laura Flynn had been through running, gym workouts and bootcamps, and when the weight finally came off, she sought a new challenge. Three years later and 85-lbs lighter, she tried CrossFit one day when a light bulb went off …

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Issue 23 • April 2014Local Inspiration

Taking Time For A Healthier Me

Between raising 4 children and caring for her ill mother, time slipped away from Sharon Steele and one day she realized she was overstressed and overweight. Making time for herself had not been a priority and now her own health was at risk. For a time anti-depressants helped Sharon cope, …

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Issue 23 • April 2014Local Inspiration

No Turning Back

Looking back over the last 5 years and the missing 100 pounds, Ashlee Hunt knows that she doesn’t ever want to go back to the person she was. It wasn’t until she saw herself tagged in a Facebook picture that the reality of her size sunk in. Right then she …

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Issue 22 • March 2014Local Inspiration

Newbie Runner

Experienced runners know that bad runs happen, helping you appreciate the good ones. But how do new runners stay motivated to keep running? Rebecca Heiser looks for the positive, such as reviewing the data on her Nike Plus app to see where things might have gone bad and how she …

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904's FittestIssue 21 • February 2014

904’s Fittest: Patt Sher and Lanier Drew

Where were you in 1984? Maybe you hadn’t even attempted your first tentative steps to becoming an athlete. Two Jacksonville women, Patt Sher and Lanier Drew, remember exactly where they were: participating in the historic 1984 Women’s Marathon Olympic Trials, along with elite female runners, such as Joan Benoit Samuelson …

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Issue 20 • January 2014Local Inspiration

Losing by Example

When treatment for cancer causes nausea, doctors encourage you to eat whatever you can keep down, even when it’s comforting carbs. Battling the disease is more important than battling your weight but eventually Stacy’s 75-pound weight gain became a potential health issue. When her oncologist said she had to lower …

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Issue 20 • January 2014

Product Reviews

110% Flat Out Compression Sox A post-run recovery favorite – 110% Flat Out Compression Sox. While the red, pink or green and white graphic against a black background add distinction, the gradient compression is the real selling point. 110% is an MVP in sport compression that, according to the product …

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